I made a self portrait with the “unusual soft skill” we introduced ourselves in the first class.
An interesting synchronous online platform I recently paid attention to was yy.com. It is an online live streaming platform where anyone can register and start streaming, meanwhile the audience who watch the streaming have the opportunity to not only comment, click “like”s, give flowers, but also donate actual money. I was introduced to it because a friend of mine was making a documentary about the interactions happening on and off this platform, between rich and poor, between the beautiful girls streaming and the migrant workers who worship her and donate half of his monthly wage to her. Because of the involvement of finance, this platform reflects some real social interactions in modern China. Beyond that, having all those interactions happening within one screen seemed also challenging to me, technically.